11 Fabulous tips and home remedies on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker

Eyelashes frame the eye and draw attention to the face, making eyes look even more beautiful. But women of all ages become very self-conscious when their eyelashes thin or they find lashes falling out. There are lots of artificial ways to improve your eyelashes with mascara, false eyelashes or eyelashes extensions, but often these things just make your real lashes even weaker, so here are ten home remedies that will make your lashes grow and look longer, for real:

1. Castor oil

Amazingly, one of the best home remedies and tips on how to make your eyelashes grow longer is pure and simple, organic Castor oil. It can make your eyelashes ticker, stronger and make them grow faster. To avoid getting a thick mess in your eyes, apply Castor oil with a brush to your lashes and eyebrows when you go to bed and leave on, and it will moisturize and encourage growth naturally. Castor oil is also excellent for softening the lips, so if your lips are dry and chappy, don’t forget to dab what’s left on your fingers straight to your lips.

2. Vitamin E

Another trick on how to make your eyelashes grow longer is using Vitamin E. You know that vitamin E is good for treating blemishes on your skin, but did you know it will help your lashes to grow thicker too? Just break open a couple of vitamin E and apply it to your lashes with a brush to nourish them and thicken them up.

3. Natural oils

Natural oils can also help on how to make your eyelashes grow longer. You can moisturize your lashes with one of these natural oils: olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, linen oil, sesame oil, rosehip oil, argan oil or burdock root oil. Just soak some oil (or oil blend) on a cotton wool ball and wipe over your lashes before you go to bed. Wash off in the morning and the natural oil will nourish, moisturize, improve the growth and keep your lashes strong and healthy.

4. Green Tea

Green tea can be used on your lashes as well. Make some green tea, let it cool and then swipe it over your lashes with some cotton wool. The caffeine and flavonoids, found in green tea will help maintain the growth of existing lashes and stimulate new growth too.

5. Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera is a wonderful home remedy that can be used for various purposes. If you want to nourish your eyelashes and make them grow, apply some fresh Aloe Vera gel straight to your lashes before going to bed, using a clean mascara wand, the same way as you apply mascara. Thanks to vitamins and powerful nutrients, Aloe Vera gel will improve the growth of your eyelashes and make them stronger.

6. Avoid using fake eyelashes

Another tip on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker is – avoid fake lashes. Using fake lashes or eyelashes extensions might be a quick fix to the problem, but longer-term, it will only damage your lashes further. When you take them off you are likely to remove some of your real lashes as well, so it is best to avoid fake lashes altogether, or use them only when it’s absolutely necessary.

7. Remove all makeup at night

The longer your lashes are free from makeup, then the better they will grow. Always remove all your eye makeup at night time, to give your lashes a chance to breathe or, even better, remove it as soon as you get home.

8. Eat healthily

Eating healthy and balanced diet is another important tip on how to make your eyelashes grow longer, thicker and stronger. Just like your hair, your lashes need a good supply of vitamins and minerals to grow, so be sure to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, include lean protein in your diet, as well as whole grains to nourish your lashes and help them to grow.

9. Brush your lashes

Brushing your lashes will clean out any dust and dirt particles and encourage a good blood supply to the lashes. You can buy little lash combs, made specifically for the job, and a daily brush really can help to make your lashes grow longer and thicker.

10. Leave your lashes alone!

Always be gentle with lashes, they don’t like being treated harshly. Avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes when you are removing makeup or you’ll not only get premature under eye wrinkles and fine lines, but you’ll also pull some lashes out and stunt the growth of the other ones that stay in.

11. Massage your eyelids

And finally, another easy tip on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and stronger is eyelid massage. You can stimulate the hair follicles of your lashes by gently massaging your eyelids. If you do this regularly, you will see a real difference in your lashes quickly. Just be careful not to be too rough though when you massage, or you will do more harm, than good.

How to make your eyelashes grow thicker and longer? Do you have some other tips? What are your favorite home remedies for eyelashes growth?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Stay happy!


  1. Natasha
    May 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    For the longest time i have been using fake lashes to make my eyelashes look fuller not knowing it was actually making them break. I ended up trying Dermalmd eyelash serum for a few weeks and it is effective.

  2. Dana
    January 22, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Hello 🙂 Very useful content 🙂 I am a fan of coconut oil – it’s just for everything )) I didn’t try all-natural mascaras yet, although the organic trend is popular now and many companies are producing such stuff. The closest thing to that was Cherish Lash serum and mascara – it contains many natural ingredients, my eyelashes became much longer and thicker 🙂 But I may search for those ones you mentioned too. Thanks for the material, it’s worthy of sharing!!

  3. Faith
    November 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I have hair, skin, and nails capsules. If I broke one open and put it on my eyelashes would that work

  4. Lia
    October 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Definitely a great supplement with Biotine and other hair growth support products! I also love eyelash serums that are naturally based. Yes you can use the above products, but having something that is already put together is sooo much easier. Also products often come with great clinical testing for safety. After all being able to see is WAY more important than the length of your eyelashes!! lol! I definitely don’t think that all serums are created equal and I have tried many. Finally found one that is natural and WORKS!

  5. I's4U
    October 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Biotin, also known as vitamin H, will work wonders. It takes a couple of months, though.

  6. ella
    April 23, 2017 at 3:54 am

    TYSM FINALLY SOME USEFULL INFO!!! Does olive oil work and also, where can I find castor oil?

  7. Lindsay
    January 24, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I warm up my mascara with my blow dryer before using it and it not only applies better, but also helps my lashes grow!

  8. grace
    January 3, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    i really need the best remedy ( easy and affordable) does anyone have any answers please? I am a teenager and it would really help, i have been using vaseline but i do not see the effects i need a really effective remedy please

    • Beauty And Tips
      January 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Hi Grace, thank you for your comment. We’ll write more on this topic shortly, but if you have a serious problem it’s best to consult a specialist.

    • Natasha
      May 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      So I’ve used dermalmd eyelash serum. It helped out because before that I was using those fake lashes and it was breaking them. The serum is pretty effective.

  9. Shakila
    January 1, 2017 at 1:09 am

    How exactly are you meant to massage your eyelids?

    By the way, happy new year!

    • Beauty And Tips
      January 2, 2017 at 12:24 am

      I massage my eyelids by very gently stroking them, sometimes using oil as well 🙂 Happy New Year to you too dear! 🙂

  10. rosie walton
    December 21, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Very Useful Information.

  11. Stunnertips
    October 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Very nice and useful 🙂

  12. Rachel
    August 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm


  13. Amy Jones
    May 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I believe that the most powerful ingredient to enhance eyelash growth is something called laminaria angustata. It’s actually a type of kelp extract, derived from seaweed. It’s also very effective as a hair loss treatment. This may help you get a more permanent eyelash growth. Other than that, a mixture of jojoba oil and glycerine can work as a quick fix.

  14. Elina
    March 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Impressive posting & useful information.Naturally products are very effective & safe for eyelash & eyebrow.

  15. lavanya kumar
    December 9, 2015 at 5:48 am

    hiii this is lavanya kumar , i m 23 yr old ,my eye lashes are thin i want a natural long and thick eyelash .,can any one help me….

    • Julie
      December 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Applying castor oil can help.. This is an effective home remedy to use- healthy life tip.

  16. Sam
    November 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Great article with nice ideas for making eyelashes longer.

  17. Victoria
    October 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Very informative. Love it!

  18. Ahad Ammar
    December 30, 2014 at 5:48 am

    its really awesome

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